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cwn8970

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Ok I'll try to explain this to the best of my ability.

I play Vanguard on a laptop - I know - hard to do - but I travel so it's a must. I bought my Dell e1705 (MP061) and had to get the ATI x1400. Found out it wasn't a true 256M card - and shared the RAM on the laptop - so I decided to upgrade.

I bought on eBay a Nvidia 7900 GeForce GO 256M card for my laptop - and upon arrival went thru process of installing it. Upon installation I did notice the FPS increase - but on boot up I noticed TONS of either stuck or dead pixels.

I then called Dell and they replaced my LCD screen. Brand new one. Same issue. I installed the old x1400 - and no dead/stuck pixels. So thus I assumed it was the NVIDIA card.

Spoke with eBayer and he agreed to get me a new one. Sent old one back - got new one and installed it and same dang issue?!?!?!

I read all the forums and cannot determine what the issue is? I upgraded to latest BIOS for laptopn, used latest driver from Nvidia, even made sure it was coold enough - have second set of fans blowing on my desk across laptop to disperse heat.

Any help on why I am seeing a TON more dead or stuck pixels w/ the new Nvidia GeForce GO card? I'm at a loss and would love some assistance.

Data for your review if needed:

Time of this report: 5/31/2007, 20:25:09

Machine name: DH45RP91

Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_qfe.070227-2300)

Language: English (Regional Setting: English)

System Manufacturer: Dell Inc.

System Model: MP061

BIOS: Phoenix ROM BIOS PLUS Version 1.10 A01

Processor: Genuine IntelĀ® CPU T2300 @ 1.66GHz (2 CPUs)

Memory: 2046MB RAM

Page File: 270MB used, 3668MB available

Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS

DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)

DX Setup Parameters: Not found

DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.2180 32bit Unicode

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Display Devices

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Card name: NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GS

Manufacturer: NVIDIA

Chip type: GeForce Go 7900 GS

DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC

Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0298&SUBSYS_019B1028&REV_A1

Display Memory: 256.0 MB

Current Mode: 1440 x 900 (32 bit) (60Hz)

Monitor: Default Monitor

Monitor Max Res:

Driver Name: nv4_disp.dll

Driver Version: 6.14.0010.8463 (English)

DDI Version: 9 (or higher)

Driver Attributes: Final Retail

Driver Date/Size: 4/25/2006 11:28:00, 3985408 bytes

WHQL Logo'd: No

WHQL Date Stamp: None

VDD: n/a

Mini VDD: nv4_mini.sys

Mini VDD Date: 4/25/2006 11:28:00, 3662944 bytes

Device Identifier: {D7B71E3E-41D8-11CF-9752-912100C2CB35}

Vendor ID: 0x10DE

Device ID: 0x0298

SubSys ID: 0x019B1028

Revision ID: 0x00A1

Revision ID: 0x00A1

If there is anything else you need to help me please let me know - cause I'm at a loss.....argh!

Thanks,

C

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Hi - one possibility given that you've upgraded from a 64 -256mb card is that the cooling solution doesn't cater for the larger amount of memory (more chips perhaps) and what you're seeing is artifacting and not dead pixels. Overheating VRAM can do some pretty mad stuff.

That's just random ponderings though... I may be totally wrong :)

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